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Copier splats after 110-foot fall

Datamax, an office equipment supplier in Lenexa held a “worst copier in Kansas City” contest. The winner was Kansas City’s Ad Hoc Group Against Crime, and its copier was dropped July 28 from a crane, crashing in an explosion of color. The nonprofit gets a two-year free use of a new, $10,000 Canon copier.

Technology

Sprint to reclaim some employees as Ericsson contract ends

Sprint’s chief technology officer John Saw wrote in a blog post that only parts of the network deal with Ericsson will be extended when it expires in September. It means some employees will return to Sprint’s payroll. When the deal was struck, about 6,000 Sprint employees, including 2,000 in the Kansas City area, essentially switched to Ericsson, but Saw and the company are offering no indication of how many jobs would return.

Business

Crawford Architects wins Minnesota Vikings job

Kansas City-based Crawford Architects will design a new practice facility and headquarters for the Minnesota Vikings. Crawford will team with Minneapolis-based Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. to build the project, which is scheduled for a March 2018 opening.

Workplace

Resume tips to win the system’s love

Most large and midsize employers use applicant tracking systems — software applications that help wade through the applicant pool to find the best-qualified job candidates. Job hunters need resumes that match the top keywords in job descriptions in order for the computer system to rate the application highly enough for human eyes to follow up.

Technology

Garmin reports a big jump in profits

Garmin reported second-quarter earnings of $161.1 million, driven by double-digit sales growth in its fitness and outdoor product lines. The Swiss company, which has its operating headquarters in Olathe, said its profit amounted to 85 cents per share for the three months that ended June 25. That compares to 72 cents per share a year earlier, when the company earned $137.8 million.

Business

Copier explodes in colorful cloud

Datamax of Kansas City dropped a copier from a 110-foot-high crane on Thursday near their headquarters in Lenexa. The event was the culmination of their "worst copier in Kansas City" contest which was won by the nonprofit Ad Hoc Group Against Crime.

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Copier explodes in colorful cloud

Datamax of Kansas City dropped a copier from a 110-foot-high crane on Thursday near their headquarters in Lenexa. The event was the culmination of their "worst copier in Kansas City" contest which was won by the nonprofit Ad Hoc Group Against Crime.
Keith Myers The Kansas City Star
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